Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ten Birds to Respect

This photo by unknowndomain is used courtesy of a Creative Commons license.
People often forget that birds are wild animals, not pets, and will aggressively defend their territories against intruders, even the smallest of them. I well remember the day that I innocently ventured too close to the nest of a Brown Thrasher to check the contents. The bird in attendance delivered a sharp blow to the top of my head that drew blood and left a nasty welt

Top 10 lists seem to be gaining popularity these days. Among those that I’ve stumbled across recently is the Top 10 List of Birds That Could Kick Your Ass (complete with entertaining videos). A few of the birds on this particular list will no doubt surprise you.

If there is a lesson to be learned from all this silliness, it might be this: Birding is not a sport for sissies!

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